When I first saw the trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I was psyched AF! Of course, I had my doubts about the movie when it came to the animation but like anything else, I reserved my judgment until I saw the final #SpiderVerse product. The trailer showed promise and looked to be a fun spider-man movie about Miles Morale, one of my favorite Spider-men! Then they added Spider-Gwen, another one of my favorite and I knew I had to see it. I can confidently say that after watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 4DX, this movie is simply the best animated super-hero movie of 2018!
I honestly don’t know where to begin! This movie had that Spider-man heart and soul! Watching Miles Morale go through his journey was amazing. Heck, I’d even say they did a better job in giving Miles the motivation to becoming Spider-Man than what his debut comic did for him. They gave him character and a personality separate from Peter but still retaining that quirky attitude that you just can’t help but root for whenever he tries to be spider-man. I liked how it’s all about a boy learning to become a hero from a man who’s learning what it means to be a hero again. It’s a story that everyone can relate to some degree.
And it’s not just Miles. Matured Peter, Gwen, Spider-Noir, Peni, and Spider-Ham all were amazingly represented in the movie. Trust me, you’re going to have a hard time finding a reason to not like any one of these spiders. The pacing of the movie was very well handled and the narrative really delivered a strong message. It had great humor and jokes that legit had me laughing out loud. The movie just had this positive vibe to it that made me happy to sit through it all. I genuinely felt sad when the movie ended. I wanted more!
Right from the start, the movie started out strong with a strong complex story! We had a monologue from the one and only Spider-Man (you’ll get that reference once you see the movie), give us a run-down of how they became spider-man. From there we got to see the world unfold. I gotta mention this cameo of the late Stan Lee because that one hit me hard! When Stan Lee said those words to Miles, he wasn’t talking to Miles man, he was talking to me and I felt that heavy! It gave me such a warm feeling! Thank you so much Stan for everything you’ve done for the world. May you rest in eternal peace!
The animation was immaculate, especially when the fighting took place. It was a work of pure art, and I’m not saying this lightly. I was gobsmacked by how immensely creative this movie was animated and how it pushed the boundaries of what animation can be! That last fight was godlike! And I saw it all in 4DX, which added to the experience. Some shots looked crazy in 3D! It’s definitively worth checking in out in 4DX.
Overall this is an absolute must-see, I can’t recommend this enough! If you’re a Spider-Man fan or a fan of great animation and story, please go watch this movie. You will not be disappointed.